After last week I’ve been catching up on school work and bits so not much baking this week.
I have managed to make a apple crumble for my pudding tonight. I also had ago at making Frances Quinn’s flapjacks with her pretty honey bees using home made marzipan.
I’m now off to watch the Great British Bake Off.
This week my book covered crumble pastry which is a pastry that is crumbled. I got excited about making this crumble as it as it contains yummy ingredients being ground almonds and cinnamon. To make the crumble mixture measure out 150g plain flour, 75g light brown sugar, 75g granulated sugar, 150g softened butter, 150g ground almonds, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Place all the ingredients on your work surface and work the ingredients together until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. For the filling peel 3 pears and slice them, then cover with lemon juice (this stops the pears from going brown). Mix together 60g castor sugar and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, roll the sliced pears in the sugar mixture. Place the pears into individual oven proof bowls and add a few red grapes to each bowl. Cover the fruit with the crumble mixture and bake in the oven for 20 minutes on 180°C. Serve warm with custard, cream or ice cream. Yum yum….. I’m really enjoying following my new book and although I have made some of the pastries before it’s been fun trying out new fillings with them. Next week I’m making strawberry fritters something I haven’t made before.